Governor Inslee applauds President Obama's support for improvements to employment and training programs

President signs Sen. Murray’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Gov. Inslee request for federal disaster assistance approved

Late today, President Obama's Administration notified Gov. Jay Inslee he has approved assistance for Okanogan County and confederated Colville tribes for repairing or replacing public infrastructure lost as a result of recent wildfires.

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FEMA denies individual assistance in wildfire areas

Gov. Jay Inslee was informed this evening that FEMA has denied the state's appeal for Individual Assistance following wildfires in Okanogan County and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

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Gov. Inslee statement on Washington state's comments to EPA carbon rules

This week, the state of Washington submitted formal comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to its proposed Clean Power Plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants.

Governor Inslee submits grant application for a Healthier Washington to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Multi-year project would transform Washington’s health care system

Gov. Jay Inslee statement on need for Congress to pass the Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act

"The Marketplace & Internet Tax Fairness Act is among the most important actions Congress can take to support our state this year.

Gov. Inslee statement on President Obama's immigration speech

“Tonight President Obama outlined humane, necessary reforms to provide relief to hard-working, law-abiding Washington families and to support our state’s economy, including the important agricultural sector.

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Governor Inslee Requests Forest Health Restoration on 720,000 Acres of Federal Forestland

Olympia, WA – Gov. Jay Inslee today asked the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to designate 720,000 acres of federal land in Washington to allow for expedited and prioritized forest health treatments and restoration efforts.

Washington wins federal grant to lead Pacific Coast Collaborative energy efficiency plan

West Coast leaders will develop policy models to bolster cost-saving energy efficiency programs

Gov. Inslee announces grant to preserve places of Latino historic and cultural significance in Yakima Valley

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Gov. Inslee gets draft oil transport study, says state and federal governments must do more

Findings confirm emergent risks to public health and safety

Gov. Inslee receives approval of access to SBA loans for residents and businesses affected by Central Washington wildfires

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Gov. Inslee announces $4.3 million federal grant to prepare state for impacts of military downsizing

OLYMPIA – Washington state has received a $4.3 million Department of Defense (DOD) grant to support local efforts to address the impact of potential downsizing of the state’s defense industry, Gov. Jay Inslee announced today.

Gov. Inslee statement on U.S. House of Reps. vote to temporarily extend Ex-Im Bank authorization

“While today’s House of Representatives vote importantly provides for an extension of the Bank’s authorization beyond its September 30 deadline, it still does not provide Washington exporters with the long-term certainty they need to do business.

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Gov. Inslee asks federal government to reconsider further disaster assistance for Central WA communities, following state's worst wildfire

Gov. Jay Inslee today asked the federal government to reconsider providing federal assistance to families impacted by the state’s largest wildfire, saying more homes were destroyed or damaged than initially thought.

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Gov. Jay Inslee's statement on approval for Small Business Administration disaster assistance in Spokane County

Gov. Jay Inslee today issued the following statement after learning his request for a Small Business Administration physical disaster declaration for Spokane County has been approved. SBA’s press release is attached for reference.

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Gov. Jay Inslee says proposed reductions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord would have "grievous effects" for Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee today told U.S. Army officials he opposes personnel cuts at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), saying the loss of 16,000 permanent soldiers and Army civilian employees would have “grievous effects” on Washington’s economy.

Gov. Inslee to appeal decision to deny federal assistance for homeowners hurt by Central Washington fires

 

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Gov. Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for Central Washington wildfires

Gov. Jay Inslee late yesterday urged President Obama to approve his request for a Major Disaster Declaration, which would provide much needed federal assistance to help families, business owners and local governments recover from the devastating wildfires in Central and Eastern Washington.

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Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding news today highlighting costs of climate inaction

“Inaction in the face of climate change could cost our state and country billions of dollars. Today, Senator Murray is holding a U.S.

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